Saturday, February 04, 2006

Dutch Captain: Dirk Egmont van Neyenburgh

Dirk Egmont van Neyenburgh served the Admiralty of Amsterdam. He commanded the frigate Asperen (36 guns and a crew of 130 men) in the fleet that carried Willem III to England in 1688. In source that is not available to me, Andrew found a list of the Dutch force that formed the van of the Allied fleet in 1689. In that list, a Captain van Nieburg is listed as commanding the Elswout (50 guns). It seems plausible that Nieburg is an alternate version of Neyenburgh. At the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690, the Elswout was commanded by Captain Noortheij. Sources:
  1. William Laird Clowes, The Royal Navy: A History from the Earliest Times to the Present, Vol.II, 1898.
  2. J. C. De Jonge, Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen, Vol.III, 1869.

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